April 21st, 2024

S&P/TSX composite essentially flat on Tuesday, U.S. markets fall

By The Canadian Press on March 5, 2024.

A sign board displays the TSX level as a custodian cleans windows in the financial district in Toronto on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler

TORONTO – Canada’s main stock index moved a hair lower on Tuesday, while U.S. markets fell, led by the Nasdaq losing 1.65 per cent.

The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 5.14 points at 21,525.93.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 404.64 points at 38,585.19. The S&P 500 index was down 52.30 points at 5,078.65,while the Nasdaq composite was down 267.92 points at 15,939.59.

The Canadian dollar traded for 73.63 cents US compared with 73.68 cents US on Monday.

The April crude contract was down 59 cents at US$78.15 per barrel and the April natural gas contract was up four cents at US$1.96 per mmBTU.

The April gold contract was up US$15.60 at US$2,141.90 an ounceand the May copper contract was down a penny at US$3.85 a pound.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 5, 2024.

Companies in this story: (TSX:GSPTSE, TSX:CADUSD)

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